At the hospital Part 2 hospital

Practice the dialogue between Tony and John. Afterwards make other comparisons. You may use:

Chocolate-vanilla-strawberry (ice-cream)

Baseball-football- basketball (game)

Carlos Manuel- Paulito F.G.- Isaac Delgado (singer)


Learn the following AMAZING FACTS

Read carefully and try to infer the new words or you can use a bilingual dictionary to find out the meaning of new words.

1. The human ear can tell differences from among more than 1,500 different musical sounds.

2. Your hair grows faster in the morning than it does at night.

3. The smallest bone in your body is in your ear. It is called the stirrup and is only about the size of a pea!

4. When you sneeze, you force air out of your lungs at a speed of up to 165 km per hour. This is faster than a hurricane!

5. Did you know that you have as many bones in your neck as a giraffe? Seven!

6. Did you know that your bones are not made of the strongest material in your body? The covering on your teeth is stronger.

Exercise 14

In pairs, practice the conversation.

Dr: Good morning, Mr. Hill. How do you feel today?

Mr. Hill: Not too good I'm afraid.

Dr.: Oh! I am sorry. What's the matter?

Mr. Hill: I don't know, but I have a backache and a temperature.

What should I do?

Dr.: You should take an x-ray and some tests.


Practice the dialogue choosing different illnesses and ideas.


a headache sore arm f feel sick.

a toothache sore throat ill.

a stomachache sore leg awful

a bad cold sore eye

a cough sore foot

a temperature

an earache


Draw a picture to show each of the following illnesses. Write a

sentence under the picture to tell about it. The first one is done for


Stomachache Toothache Sore arm

He has a stomache. _______________ ______________

Ear ache Sore throat Sore eye

____________ _____________ ___________

Headache Sore foot Sore leg

_____________ _____________ ____________


Work in pairs. Prepare a doctor-patient interview.

You may use the following information.

Illnesses Symptons and parts of the body affected.

flu fever, headache, breathing difficulties.

cold backache, sore throat, exhausted.

Sore throat cannot swallow, cannot open the mouth.

High blood pressure strong headache, heart disease.

Toothache headache, nervous.

Stomachache indigestion

You may use the following information:

I feel ... (a little better, awful, much better, terrible, bad, good,

fine, tired, all right, exhausted, okay, faint, great, bad.)

Doctor Patient

1 Ask What's the matter? Answer

How do you feel?

2. Ask What are the symptoms? Answer

3. Say I see. You should... Say thank you.

4. Say Come and see me

again tomorrow Say Good bye

Exercise 18

Reading corner

Before reading activities

1a. What symptoms do you have when you have these illnesses?

an allergy a cold flu food poisoning

b. Match each of these illnesses with one of the four sets of symptoms here.

1. You’ve got a temperature and a headache. Your stomach hurts and you are being sick.

2. You're sneezing. You eyes are itching and watery. You've got a rash.

3. You're sneezing. You've got a sore throat, a runny nose and a cough.

4. You’ve got a temperature and a headache. You feel cold but you’re sweating. Your back, arms and legs are aching.

Exercise 18.a

While reading activities

Which pieces of advice are appropriate for each illness? Do you think it is good advice?

Everyone enjoys giving advice to other people, but the suggestions are not always very good. Here are some pieces of advice about dealing with the flu, a cold, an allergy and food poisoning.

$1· Make sure you have plenty of warm drinks.

$1· You'd better take your temperature every hour.

$1· You really should stay away from other people.

$1· Why don't you go and see a doctor.

$1· Try drinking tea.

$1· It's best not to eat anything for a couple of days.

$1· I suggest you eat small amounts of plain food.

$1· If you find out what you're allergic to, you'll be able to avoid it.

$1· What about drinking hot lemon juice and honey?

$1· It’s better not to eat anything for a couple of days.

$1· Have you tried consulting an acupuncturist?

$1· You should go to bed for a week.

$1· You should live in a dust-free place.

Exercise 18.b

After reading activities

$11. Which is the strongest advice?

$12. Which piece of advice would you eliminate?

$13. What piece of advice would you give?

Do this in groups of three.

Student A has broken his or her leg.

Student b and C give advice about the best way to continue everyday life in this situation.

Exercise 19


Cuban Outstanding doctors.

1- Carlos J. Finlay

2- Tomás Romay

3- Rodrigo Álvares Cambras

4- Eduardo Bernabé Ordaz

5- Orfidio Peláez

6- Concepción Campa

1A) Search information about one of these outstanding personalities

1B) Write a report

1C) Include photos or drawings

1D) Display your work

Exercise 19.b


Search information about internationalist doctors who live in your neighborhood.

You may visit your Policlinic or any other source of information.

Try to answer the following questions:

1- How many internationalist doctors live in the neighborhood

2- Where [is/are] [he/she/they] working. (Refer to the country, town, village)

3- What type of doctor...

4- Find out name, age, likes, dislikes, sports, languages, etc.

Make an oral presentation

What do you do when you feel ill? (Song)

Verse 1

1. What do you do when you feel ill?

2. Drink mint tea? Take a pill?

3. Go to bed for twenty-four hours?

4. Or wait for friends to bring you flowers?


$15. Some people

$16. say “I'm hurt.”

$17. Others hide their pain.

$18. Some go a little crazy.

$19. Others act quite sane.

$110. Some get well fast.

$111. Some get well slow.

$112. How do you act when you're sick?

$113. Does it show?

Versed 2

$114. When I get sick, I go to bed,

$115. Close my eyes and prop my head.

$116. I take a nap for an hour or two.

$117. Soon I'm back to work, feeling good as new. What do you do?

Verse 3

$118. When I get sick, I hate the world.

$119. My hair is straight, but it gets all curled.

$120. I feel like heck, and I look no better.

$121. I get hot, then cold, but can't find a sweater.

(Repeat Chorus)


Mint tea: a hot drink made from water and mint leaves

Crazy: not rational or able to think clearly

Sane: rational, reasonable

Prop: put something under something, for example, putting a pillow under your head.

Nap: a short sleep.

Good as new: as if I'd never been sick.

Curled: opposite of straight.

Heck: (slang) “not good” – a more polite version of “hell”

Learning diary

How are you improving in your classes?

The following questions help you to reflect on it.

$11. What skills (speaking, writing, reading and listening) were taught in the unit?

How well did you learn them?

$12. What problems did you have? How did you solve them?

$13. In this unit, what did you learn about using English that you want to remember for next time?

$14. What are some ways that you can help yourself practicing English?


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